While I hope you will learn more about Jesus through MSP, I’m glad that we can get to know each other better, too.
My name is McKay. I’ve been married to my college sweetheart, Kristy, for almost 28 years. We have three kiddos, a 24-year-old writer, a 21-year-old college senior, and a 16-year-old aspiring Broadway singer/actress. We also have two dogs who are convinced they are homo sapien.
I went to school for a long time, including four years (and a summer) studying history and literature at the Univeristy of Mississippi, finishing with a BA (1991). As much as I enjoyed Ole Miss, my favorite academic years were spent working toward an MDiv (1995) at Covenant Seminary. I enjoyed it so much, I went back for a DMin (2005). Now I get to be called Dr. Caston, the kind of doctor, as my youngest would say, “who can’t help anybody.” True that. As a form of continuing education, I completed a PhD (2017) from the encouraging folks at Trinity Seminary. Trinity is not Edinburg or Oxford, but they designed an academicly demanding program that really helped me hone research skils and writing fluency. I plan on releasing my disseration (The Homiletical Implications for Paul’s Use of Logizomai in Romans 6:11 for Preaching Gospel Imperatives) as a more popularly titled book, Sanctifying Grace: How Preaching the Cross Changes Lives. Action step: Please pray that I can get it out by June 2020. Thanks.
Enough school stuff. While letters might look nice on a resume’, no degree can erase the fact that I am a sinner saved by the sheer grace of God through the substitutionary life, death, and resurrection of Jesus . Period.
As a result of coming alive to this gospel personally, I have a deep desire to help others come alive to the wonder, beauty, and transforming power of God’s grace by magnifying the cross of Jesus. This is what drives my writing (Mustard Seed Publications), preaching (Creekstone Church), teaching (Metro Atlanta Seminary), and mentoring (The Timothy Fellowship).
When not writing, preparing weekly sermons, teaching, or mentoring, I enjoy spending time with Kristy and my kids as well as exploring the mountains of north Georgia. If you are ever in Dahlonega, look me up. I’d love to grab coffee with you on the “Hallmark movie set” town square. 🙂